|12-26-2005, 09:17 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2003
Ore. Surfer Who Slugged Shark Recovering
PORTLAND, Ore. - A surfer who fended off a great white shark by punching it in the nose said he learned the tactic by watching television shows such as the Discovery Channel's "Shark Week."
Brian Anderson, 36, remained hospitalized Monday but was expected to make a full recovery from lacerations on his ankle and calf.
"It's like your worst nightmare," Anderson said by phone from his Portland hospital bed, though he also called the attack "an adventure which has made life that much more precious and interesting."
Anderson was at a popular surfing spot near Tillamook Head, south of the community of Seaside, on Saturday when something grabbed his leg. Realizing it was a shark, he slugged the predator repeatedly in the nose to get it to loosen its grip
|12-26-2005, 09:22 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2004
You can't get much force with a punch while under water suprised it would bother a shark that much.
How would you like to be the guy that gets picked to verify the accuracy of that hypothesis/myth...